The mission of the Calvert 22 Foundation is to support and share the contemporary culture and creativity of the new east – Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia – enriching perceptions of the region and furthering international understanding.
Calvert 22 is a not-for-profit organisation committed to dialogue and discovery, to the development of international creative networks, and to the role of learning and education as the basis for knowledge sharing and institutional exchange.
The Foundation achieves its aims through:
Exhibitions and events – Calvert 22 hosts an ongoing programme of exhibitions, talks and screenings, being the UK’s first not-for-profit institution dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art from the new east region.
Culture – The Calvert Journal is an online magazine focused on contemporary culture from the new east, including art, film, architecture, design and avant-garde culture.
Research – The Calvert Forum is an in-house think tank centred on the role of creative industries in regional development. The Forum also operates as a digital and physical platform for discussion and learning.